Untitled (D.C. - Rain), 2013
Acrylic on wood
21.5 x 18 x 2.5 inches


James Sterling Pitt's art functions as a chronological, visual archiving of memories. These memories are represented at times as playfully recognizable objects-- and at times abstracted forms that come from perceptual shifts or dreams. Conceptualized to exist as an object based journal, his current body of works are three dimensional recreations of moments past. Pitt's subconscious explorations aim to bridge notions of reminiscence with the present and future by way of tangible markers of a time and place. When installed together, the work not only becomes a map of personal identity, but invites pause and careful examination of one's own intimate recollections.

Pitt holds degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and Mills College. He has been exhibited at SF Parklife, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sight School, The Lab, Richard Levy Gallery (New Mexico), Gallerie Axel Obiger (Berlin) and San Jose Museum of Art. He has been the recipient of the Vera Noland Award, Trefethen Merit Award, and the Djerassi Foundation Artist Recidency.

The artist lives and works in San Francisco, CA.